W00t! It's time for our weekly collaboration with the always-awesome What is it? Blog. Can you guess what this strange object above is for?
Place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many as you'd like. The first correct guess and the funniest albeit incorrect one will win T-shirts from the Neatorama Shop.
IMPORTANT: Please write the T-shirt design that you'd like, as well as size and color along with your guess. Visit our online store to see what you'd like. Post no URL or weblink - doing so will forfeit your entry. You have until the answer is revealed at our partner blog.
For more clues, check out the What is it? Blog. Good luck!Update 3/6/10 - the answer is: A Japanese stirrup from the Edo Period, 1615-1868, for use by a Samurai horseman. Congratulations to Ghodamus who got it first (thanks for taking the time to write the description!) and to Splint Chesthair for this gem: "Crotch-mounted bottle opener."